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Michael Klueh

Background[]

Career Highlights:[]

Won four medals (2g, 1s, 1b) at the 2007 World University Games ... Won bronze in the 800m free relay at the 2005 World University Games; also finished fifth in the 1500m free and sixth in the 400m free … finished fourth in the 400m free and fifth in the 1500m free at the 2005 World Championship Trials ... won his first U.S. National title in the 400m free at the 2004 CP Summer Nationals

Pan Pacs:[]

2006: 8, 1500m FR; 10, 200m FR; 11, 400m FR

World University Games:[]

2007: Gold, 400 FR-R (prelims) & 800m FR-R (GR); Silver, 400m FR; Bronze, 1500m FR ... 2005: Bronze, 800m FR-R; 5, 1500m FR; 6, 400m FR

NCAA NCAA logo.png Championships[]

2007 (So): 4th, 800y FR-R; 5th, 400y FR-R; 9th, 400y IM; 13th, 1650y FR

NCAA NCAA logo.png Championships[]

2008 (Jr): 2nd, 500y FR/800y FR-R; 3rd, 1650y FR; 7th, 200y FR

2007 World Rankings:[]

61st, 200m free; 19th, 400m free; 33rd, 800m free; 21st, 1500m free; 98th, 200m fly

2006 World Rankings:[]

36th, 200m free; 28th, 400m free; 61st, 800m free; 39th, 1500m free

2005 World Rankings:[]

88th, 200m free; 28th, 400m free; 93rd, 800m free; 56th, 1500m free

Records:[]

Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record) in 800y FR-R, set at 2008 Big 12 Championships ... Holds USO in 800y FR-R, set at 2008 Big 12 Championships

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg Swim Titles[]

400m Free (1): ’04 SUM

Details[]

National Teams: 2004 National Junior Team Collegiate: 2008 Big 12 Swimmer of the Meet ... 2007 Big 12 Swimmer of the Meet ... 2006 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year ... seven-time Big 12 Champion ... six-time NCAA All-American ... two- time honorable mention All-American High School: 2005 Texas state champion and Swimmer of the Year

Personal:[]

High School: Bowie HS ’05 College: Texas ’10 College Major: Kinesiology

Ambitions, Aspirations, Goals, Dreams[]

Coaching 

Family, Village, Community[]

Parents: Michael and Martha … father played football (1974 - 75) and baseball (1975) at the University of Evansville … mother is a competitive distance runner and masters swimmer Sibling(s): Older sister (Elizabeth) swam for Butler University (2002 -04) … younger sister (Mary) is also a competitive swimmer and plays softball, volleyball and soccer Sports Played Before Swimming: Ice hockey, basketball Hobbies Outside the Pool: Basketball, Playstation2, disc golf Ultimate Way to Relax: Sleep Most Influential Person: Parents … “They’ve always supported me.”

Training Notes[]

2008[]

Swims 12-15,000 meters/yards per day, 4 hours a day, 6 days a week More: Hardest obstacle he overcame was moving away from home at an early age. Favorites: U.S. city: Austin, Texas ... Int'l destination: Sydney, Australia ... Band: Counting Crows ... Summer activity: going to the lake ... Movie: The Rock ... TV: Nip/Tuck, Entourage, Dexter

International Medals[]

2007 World University Games 2007: Gold, 800m FR-R; Gold, 400m FR-R (pr); Silver, 400m FR

Top Times[]

Event 200m FR 400m FR 800m FR 1500m FR Best 1:47.45 3:48.79 8:01.43 15:05.85 Year Jun 08 May 08 Aug 07 May 08

2008[]

08 SCSC GP - 3 Final, 200m FR; 3 Final, 400m FR; 2 Final, 1500m FR NCAA - 7 Final, 200y FR; t2 Final, 500y FR; t2 Final, 500y FR; t2 Final, 500y FR; t2 Final, 500y FR; 3 Final, 1650y FR; t2 Final, 800y FR-R; t2 Final, 800y FR-R

2007[]

WUGS - 2 Final, 400m FR; 1 Final, 800m FR-R SCSC GP - 4 Final, 200m FR; 2 Final, 400m FR; 1 Final, 1500m FR

2006[]

PAN PAC - 10 Final, 200m FR SUM NATS - 11 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 400m FR; 6 Final, 1500m FR NCAA - 11 Final, 200y FR; 5 Final, 500y FR; 4 Final, 1650y FR

2005[]

SUM NATS - 11 Final, 200m FL WC TRIALS - 9 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 400m FR; 5 Final, 1500m FR

2004[]

US OPEN - 7 Final, 200m FR; 2 Final, 400m FR; 3 Final, 200m FL SUM NATS - 11 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR; 8 Final, 800m FR; 3 Final, 1500m FR; 3 Final, 200m FL OLY TRIALS - 12 Final, 200m FL SPG NATS - 17 Final, 200m FR; 11 Final, 400m FR; 11 Final, 1500m FR; 6 Final, 200m FL

2003[]

SUM NATS - 9 Final, 400m FR; 4 Final, 800m FR; 3 Final, 1500m FR; 6 Final, 200m FL SPG NATS - 10 Final, 400m FR; 3 Final, 800m FR; 7 Final, 1500m FR; 11 Final, 200m FL

2002[]

US Open - 15 Final, 400m FR; 10 Final, 1500m FR; 14 Final, 200m FL; 23 Final, 400m IM SUM NATS - 28 Final, 800m FR; t21 Final, 1500m FR